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    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    D+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
South West is a neighborhood in Hartford, Connecticut with a population of 9,693. South West is in Hartford County. Living in South West offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In South West there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in South West and residents tend to be liberal.
About South West...
Population
9,693

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$163,548
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,181
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    185
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    62
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    402
    500
  • Theft
    865
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    278
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$53,709
National
$55,322
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    18%
    13%
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I love this area. I've lived at my address all of my life, and love the area. It is very quiet and nice, and a safe area. I am located near several towns (ex: Newington, Wethersfield, West Hartford, etc.)
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It was my parents choose to move to this area. This area of our current resisdence is better than where we use to live. We live in a house now instead of a roach/rat infested apartment and drive bys. I have learned that nothing is perfect and we should appreciate what we have instead of things we can not attain at the moment. There are always pros and cons to every situation you just have to take the good with the bad until you can get out of the situation you are in. That's why i work so hard in college to make sure that I get out and my future children have a better life. But when i get out i won't forget where i came from i will give my to my city.
There has thankfully been no crimes in the 19, almost 20 years I have lived in the area. As well as cops being very responsive and alert.